Book Review: Devotions for Sacred Parenting


Book Description

Raising children is a sacred calling—and not for the faint of heart. It shapes the parent every bit as much as parents shape their children. In Devotions for Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Parenting, delves deeper into the conversation and contemplates the soul-transforming journey of being a parent.
Many books have been written about how to parent your children effectively, how to become a better parent, and how effective parenting produces better kids. Devotions for Sacred Parenting explores an entirely different reality: how parenting transforms you, the parent. It explores the spiritual dynamics of parenting and why caring for your children is such an effective discipline in shaping your soul and forming the character of Christ within you.
With all new material, 52 devotions explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting. These life-related devotions are creative, fresh, and encouraging, inspiring mothers and fathers to look at parenting from a different perspective—as a holy and high calling from God, and as an opportunity to grow spiritually as you strive to raise godly children. Devotions for Sacred Parenting helps you understand how God is parenting you as you parent your children.
My Review
Who is looking for a great encouraging and easy to read book?  Even the busiest parent can find time to read this short daily devotional.   Seriously, put it in the bathroom if you have to!   
Each devotional has a title followed by scripture then a short encouraging word related to the scripture.   At the end, it leaves you with thought-provoking questions.  So far everything I have read has made me think and encourage me.   I know I have been praying for my kids a lot more since starting this devotional book.   
So I have been utilizing this book to help me in a playdate group.  Once a week I have been inviting mom and kids to our playground at Royal Tea.   The kids get to play and the moms try to have a discussion.  I usually ask a few questions at the playgroup and hope the ladies will all participate in the discussion.
I really enjoy that this book is not necessarily a "how to parenting" book but rather a faith journey book that makes you think more clearly on the God calling of parenting.  
So what have you been reading lately?   Are you being fed spiritually by a book?  Do you have set time for reading your Bible?  

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